Photo a Day Challenge


A mallard hen seemed oblivious to the icy river waters.

12 responses

  1. lyur

    She looks quite delighted in that icy water and belies the message of that huge hunk of ice! I wonder what she, the branches and the ice tip are looking at?

    February 14, 2012 at 5:40 am

  2. I so marvel at how Mother Nature has outfitted them with permanent warm clothing!

    February 14, 2012 at 6:25 am

  3. Hi Lois,
    It always amazes me when I see ducks in the water. They should be frozen but they seem to enjoy it. Awesome picture. Have a great day!


    February 14, 2012 at 8:15 am

  4. I often wondered how ducks enjoy icy waters …

    February 14, 2012 at 1:30 pm

  5. gosh – that doesn’t look inviting to me! Love how her beak is the only splash of colour here

    February 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm

  6. Lovely shot…beautifully captured

    February 14, 2012 at 4:11 pm

  7. Great capture. Gives new meaning to the tern…”Like a Duck to water”

    February 14, 2012 at 8:48 pm

  8. I love the tones of grey in this photo.

    February 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm

  9. She is beautiful, and there is such great lighting, especially on that snow.

    February 14, 2012 at 9:06 pm

  10. And just think, It could have ducked over to another pond for a Gander. LoL!

    February 14, 2012 at 9:44 pm

  11. Love how the snow almost has a similar profile and frames her path.

    February 14, 2012 at 10:05 pm

  12. Tammy

    I always feel sorry for those poor ducks in that icy water, but I suppose they like it…really nice capture of this beauty!

    February 15, 2012 at 11:06 am

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